Pride Toronto Reveals Details About This Year’s ‘Online Parade’
Written by Camões Radio on May 4, 2020
Pride is going digital this year.
On Friday, Pride Toronto announced some good news with its “online parade.” The event will feature a line-up of virtual parties and the celebration will be month-long.
A “Virtual Pride” will be held in place of the event’s typical outdoor gathering, which includes everything from block parties to parades.
Thewill be taking to the digital format in an attempt to keep the party going while adhering to the city’s new social distancing by-laws.
“We are excited to announce that Pride Toronto will continue with June Pride celebrations in a new, creative, and unique way that ensures the safety of residents and proper physical distancing,” it added.
According to the press release, the viral event will kick off on June 1 with the raising of the Rainbow and Transgender Pride Flag.
We’re going digital! Virtual Pride Presented by TD – We have put together a month of innovative online programming throughout June that showcases the best of what's happening in our city! #PrideToronto #Pride2020 #VirtualPride https://t.co/7avHCWdh8R pic.twitter.com/VZg2yw1lSI
— Pride Toronto (@PrideToronto) May 1, 2020
While you won’t be able to see it in person, the event will be live-streamed for all to participate.
Pride is also encouraging residents to hang a flag from their window or house to help spread the love throughout the month.
The digital experience will continue throughout June and will include everything from live DJ sets to performers in its roster of quality online entertainment.
On June 28, the iconicwill also go virtual. While the massive virtual street party is still in the works, Pride promises that it will “stay true to our political roots and reflect our community.”